Home to culinary greats, effortlessly cool cities, charming colonial towns and magical stone villages, travellers will find that this enduring historic heavyweight still packs a punch.
Our Portugal trips score an average of 4.82 out of 5 based on 17 reviews in the last year.
Fantastic tour; especially for those of you that love seafood! The itinerary is a great mix of busy cities and rural stays, and you get a real sense of how big a role food and drink play in this part of the world. So much fun and highly recommended.
Review submitted 19 Aug 2017
A great active all round holiday. There is so much to see and do in the Azores and the volcanic scenery is beautiful. Highlights for us included swimming with dolphins, a visit to a lava tube cave and the daily included lunches which enabled us to try local dishes.
Review submitted 08 Aug 2017
Admire the elegant architecture in the ancient, winding streets of Coimbra
Relax on the golden beaches of the Algarve
Sample some local port in the city where it was invented, then wander the majestic bridges and cobbled streets of Portugal’s most romantic city.
Rounding up the bill or leaving spare change in restaurants should be sufficient when travelling in Portugal. Feel free to tip more for good service, but this isn’t expected of you.
Internet access is good in Portugal as internet cafes and Wi-Fi hotspots are easily found in most cities and major towns.
Mobile phone coverage is generally very good in most parts of Portugal. Ensure global roaming is activated before you arrive.
Western-style flushable toilets are the norm in Portugal. Please be aware that sometimes a small fee is required to access public toilets. Bring your own supply of toilet paper, soap or hand sanitizer as these aren't always provided.
Short city tram or bus ride = 1-2 Euro
Can of soft drink = 1.50-2 Euro
Cup of coffee = 1-2 Euro
Beer in a café or bar = 2-3 Euro
Simple lunch in a café = 10 Euro
Dinner and a wine in a restaurant = 20-30 Euro
Tap water is considered safe to drink in Portugal unless marked otherwise.
Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores and hotels. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases.
ATMs are very common in Portugal, so finding one won't be a problem in most towns and cities.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Portugal go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/portugal/public-holidays
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.